"I wanted to blend my former experience with serious education leading to IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) standardization and certification. I believe business analysis is the rising star of the business world, and becoming more and more vital for almost every project.
"The UD program offered an established and reputable program through a well-known and high ranking university, plus a great price/value ratio.
"I drove from New York to take the certificate. I looked into various programs and chose UD based on its reputation and the quality of the trainer. It was worth of every mile of the 4,340 miles I drove. Our instructor, Scott Fabel, is the best teacher I've experienced throughout my life."
Steve Deveny is a general partner with Rubicon Cleantech, a project management and funding company focused on clean technologies, spanning New York and Istanbul. He completed the University of Delaware's Business Analyst Certificate in 2011.